1923 in film

The following is an overview of 1923 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.

List of years in film (table)

Highest-grossing filmsEdit

The top ten films released in 1923 by U.S. gross are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1923
Rank Title Studio Box office gross rental
1 The Covered Wagon Paramount Pictures $3,500,000[1]
2 The Ten Commandments $2,500,000[1]
3 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Safety Last!
Universal Pictures
Pathé Exchange
$1,500,000[1]
4 Scaramouche Metro Pictures $1,400,000[2]
5 Little Old New York Goldwyn Pictures $1,100,000[2]
6 Main Street Warner Bros. $510,000[3]
7 The Gold Diggers $470,000[3]
8 Tiger Rose $466,000[3]
9 Brass $451,000[3]
10 Where the North Begins $396,000[3]

EventsEdit

Notable films released in 1923Edit

American films unless stated otherwise

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Short film seriesEdit

Animated short film seriesEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

  • January 18 – Wallace Reid, American actor (born 1892)
  • March 3 – Dante Testa, Italian actor and director (born 1861)
  • March 26 – Sarah Bernhardt, French actress (born 1844)
  • May 21 – Charles Kent, veteran actor and director (born 1852)
  • June 11 – Porter Strong, American silent film actor
  • June 17 – Macey Harlam, screen actor (born 1873)
  • July 12 – Harry Lonsdale, stage and screen actor (born 1865)
  • July 30 – Charles Hawtrey, veteran British actor (born 1858)
  • August 29 – Bernard Durning, American actor and director, (born 1893)
  • September 26 – Jerome Patrick, Broadway stage and silent film leading man (born 1883)
  • October 28 – Joe Roberts, American actor (born 1871)
  • November 20 – Allen Holubar, America actor and director (born 1888)
  • November 30 – Martha Mansfield, American actress (born 1899)
  • December 28 – Frank Hayes, American actor and comedian (born 1871)

Film debutsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Finler, Joel Waldo (2003). The Hollywood Story. Wallflower Press. pp. 356–357. ISBN 978-1-903364-66-6.
  2. ^ a b "All-Time Film Rental Champs". Variety. October 15, 1990. p. M150.
  3. ^ a b c d e Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 2 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551